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Day Five – Preaching Christ

Friday, February 7th, 2014

2 Corinthians 4:1-6, 13-14

Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.  Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.  And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.  For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.  For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself.

Reflection

Many of us are part of a ministry and participate in the ministry in so many ways. What do others see in us when we are with them and what is the message that we demonstrate with our lives? Does our message point to ourselves? In this passage Paul lets us know us that his message, much like John’s, is to make known that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Responding to the Word

It is by God’s mercy that we can participate in ministry.  Let’s thank God for His mercy in our lives and pray that the message of our lives would point clearly to Jesus. Let’s ask God to empower us as we talk with our coworkers, friends and family today - asking that He would help us to bring the light of Christ into their lives.

Day Four – One Thing

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Day Three – Between You and Me

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Day Two - Pointing to Jesus

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Day One – The True Light

Monday, February 3rd, 2014